- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) - A San Diego man accused of posing as an actor from the “Twilight” movies has been given 10 years in an Iowa prison for sexual abuse.

The Newton Daily News reports (https://bit.ly/1B17KHN ) that 34-year-old David LaVera was sentenced Monday in Newton.

Authorities say that while LaVera was in Jasper County last spring, he posed as “Twilight” actor Kiowa Gordon and visited two Newton schools. Prosecutors say LaVera inappropriately touched a 14-year-old girl and lured her into his vehicle.

The newspaper also reports that a federal judge on Friday rejected a plea deal LaVera made with U.S. prosecutors, saying the punishment wasn’t severe enough.

In March LaVera pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges. The plea deal called for more than five years in prison, plus 10 years of supervised release.

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Information from: Newton Daily News, https://www.newtondailynews.com

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